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Next Generation in Warehouse Automation

Next Generation in Warehouse Automation

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Imagine a forklift truck rolling down a narrow aisle guided automatically as it places inventory onto the racking systems along the way. The racking is standing over 40-feet tall over the warehouse floor. At the same time miniature robots are transporting the outgoing inventory to the appropriate fulfilment stations. All this makes it possible to pick 2,400 orders every hour. If you think that sounds like some kind of futuristic distribution centre or warehouse, you'd be wrong, because that's what modern distribution centres can be and are like. Automation is altering the way traditional warehouse facilities work, and companies are trying to maximise their throughput while improving the accuracy of orders. They are doing this by using MH equipment, also known as materials handling equip...
Robot Welding: Will it Expand by 2020?

Robot Welding: Will it Expand by 2020?

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Robot welding focuses on using sophisticated mechanized tools and technology that are programmed to execute a welding process. The robots take care of the weld and handling part through an automated process. Some are under the impression that processes such as gas metal arc welding is robot welding. These processes are not equivalent to robot welding because they require the assistance of a human operator. The human operator prepares the materials for gas metal arc welding and other similar welding processes. Robot welding is used for resistance spot welding projects and arc welding projects. The Introduction of Robots Robots were introduced to big US industrial companies back in the 1960's. Spot welding in the automotive industry made robot welding popular in the 1980's. T...